Inside the Rehearsals of… HYEM (yem, hjem, home), Theatre503

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere production of Philip Correia’s play, which arrives at Theatre503 from the 30th August. Here’s what’s been happening in rehearsals… 

HYEM (yem, hjem, home) - Aimee Kelly and Joe Blakemore - photo by Nick Rutter
Aimee Kelly and Joe Blakemore. (c)Nick Rutter. 

Everyone says Mick and Sylv’s is dangerous. So why does Dummey think it feels so much like home?

Alan Dummett or ‘Dummey’ is a young lad who doesn’t fit in. To make matters worse he lives on the Fountain Park estate, Northumberland, voted the second worst estate to live in Britain 1992. It doesn’t even have a fountain. Or a park.

His school, the Police, even his parents don’t want him. Nobody does.

That is until he meets Mick and Sylv’.

Dummey has found a new home but one which has consequences he could never have imagined.

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Charlie Hardwick (c) Nick Rutter. 

This debut play from Philip Correia is a story of belonging, about ‘broken’ families and finding somewhere safe in an isolating world, which is about to go to war.

The world premiere production is directed by Jonny Kelly and stars Charlie Hardwick, Patrick Driver, Ryan Nolan, Joe Blakemore, Aimee Kelly and Sarah Balfour.

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Patrick Driver and Ryan Nolan (c) Nick Rutter. 

Talking about the play Philip Correia said: “We’ve grown so accustomed to the message of division, we’ve forgotten how to imagine change. We can alter our narrative through inclusion and community. That’s the story of HYEM (yem, hjem, home). This play is about home. It’s about overcoming isolation and laughter and people.”

The production’s creative team includes set and costume design by Jasmine Swan, lighting design by Peter Harrison and sound by Richard Bell.

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Sarah Balfour (c) Nick Rutter.

HYEM (yem, hjem, home)  will play at Theatre503 from the 30th August until the 30th September. For more information visit:

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